PASADENA, CA – Caltech's Michael Edwards was voted to the SCIAC's second-team all-conference squad for the second consecutive season on Tuesday afternoon. The yearly award is voted on by the nine head coaches in the league.
"It's been a wonderful four years with Michael. One hundred game games later, he's shown just how much a student athlete can accomplish at Caltech," fifth-year head coach Dr. Oliver Eslinger said. "With all the records he set and how he helped put our program on the map, he's certainly one of the best and most productive athletes we've ever seen."
The native of Canyon County, CA, averaged 15.2 points per game and led the team in scoring in 13 of the Beavers 25 games. During conference games he was the league's seventh best scorer; averaging 14.1 points per game. Edwards was a work horse during conference games as he played 540 of a possible 645 minutes which was the most minutes played in the SCIAC.
"There is no way I could have received this award without the support of my teammates. They are the ones who get me the ball in scoring situations," Edwards said.
Edwards graduates as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1581 points. He broke George Papa's previous record of 1297 points in Caltech's sixth game of the season.
He is the 29th player in Caltech history to be named to the season ending all-conference squad. Of those 29, he is the 14th to earn the honor more than once.
Edwards will earn his degree in Computer Science in June and is hoping to find an opportunity to play basketball overseas.